- a person who economizes.
- (in a boiler) a device for warming feed water with gases entering the chimney or stack.
Origin of economizer
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Nature, said Lester Ward, is a spendthrift, man an economizer.Philosophy and The Social Problem
It is composed of two parts, the boiler proper and the “economizer.”
Over each boiler is an opening to the economizer floor above, covered with an iron grating.The New York Subway
The pre-heated air and vapor leave the economizer and enter the producer through a passageway near the top and above the fuel bed.
From the economizer the gas is drawn through a wet scrubber where it undergoes a further cooling and is cleansed of dirt and dust.
- a device that uses the waste heat from a boiler flue to preheat the feed water
- a person or thing that economizes
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